University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Over $14,000 donated to Denim Days in 2012

UND employees donated to Denim Days a total of $14,147 in 2012.

Your regular Denim Day dollars provided financial support to the following eleven local charities: Altru Wings of Hope Infant and Child Bereavement Program; Community Violence Intervention Center; Global Friends Coalition; Grand Forks Senior Center – Meals on Wheels; Home Delivered Meals; Mountainbrooke Recovery Center; Northlands Rescue Mission; Safe Kids Grand Forks; Special Olympics North Dakota; Third Street Clinic; and the YMCA Family Center.

In addition to regular Denim Days, nine special Denim Days were held for the following charities: American Diabetes Association – Step-Out Walk; American Red Cross – International Disaster Relief; Feed My Starving Children; Make a Wish Foundation – Jeans for Wishes; March of Dimes – March for Babies; Multiple Sclerosis – MS Walk; Salvation Army – National Disaster Relief; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; and UND Mortar Board – Turkey Basket Drive.

Thank you to all Denim Day supporters.

A special thank you goes out to the 55 Denim Day site coordinators across campus. It could not be done without you! Those individuals are: Thelma Abbott, Monica Arvidson, Tammy Batzer, Becky Bohlman, Emily Bredin, Kim Burris, Michelle Carroll, Haley Desjarlais, Sheri Evans, Annette Glennon, Marilyn Gregoire, Jessica Green, Lauri Hanson, Karen Harrington, Carol Herman, Janice Hoffarth, Karyn Hippen, Bev Hopman, Connie Jones, Carrie Kachena, Amy Kielmeyer, Diane Kinney, Cindy Knudson, Katrina Kriewall, Debbie Landeis, Kim Lawrence, John Lee, Diane Lundeen, Marie Mack, Laurie Mager, Deneen Marynik, Delaine McGurran, Patty McIntyre, Nicole Morin, Tammy Mulske, Joyce Muz, Tara Nelson, Bonnie Nerby, Debbie Parkos, Shelly Pecka, Kelli Puckett, Patty Reed, Nancy Rice, Tatjyana Richards, Lesli Riskey, Michelle Schumacher, Lisa Simonson, Lisa Spencer, Anna Strandell, Jennifer Stroh, Tom Swangler, Tearnie Toupin, Carol Winkels, Tass Wood, and Sherry Zeman.

-- Cheri Williams, Denim Day Committee chair, Staff Senate, 777.2121,

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